All she ever wanted to be was a serious writer, so when Carrie Slayton got the chance to get out of the society-page and become a news reporter, she d...moreAll she ever wanted to be was a serious writer, so when Carrie Slayton got the chance to get out of the society-page and become a news reporter, she did everything she could to make it happen. The challenge of tracking down and interviewing the author of a best seller seemed easy, but Finn Dalton wasn't easy to track down. Convincing him to give an interview would be even more challenging. Finn just wrote about what he knew, how he lived and the joy he got from living in the Alaskan tundra, he never thought that others would enjoy reading about it so much. Becoming a best selling author was harder than he expected. Never wanting to be in the spotlight, only wanting to live quietly in his Alaskan cabin, he didn't like the attention that he was now getting, especially from all the tenacious reporters.
Another great holiday novel from Debbie Macomber. I have always liked her books and this is no different. She can take simple love stories and make them a heartwarming story that stays with you for a long time. The story of Carrie and Finn is no different, this is one stand alone book that I may have to read every winter. Thanks to LibraryThing for the early reviewer copy and Thanks again to Debbie Macomber, I eagerly await your next book.(less)
Several years after losing his sight and gaining a title with a fortune, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh was finally able to realize what he was missi...moreSeveral years after losing his sight and gaining a title with a fortune, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh was finally able to realize what he was missing, his freedom. Finding freedom was difficult with a well meaning grandmother, an over protective mother and a couple of sisters that insisted that he be watched over at all times. When they had started with the idea of a wife for him, he decided he was in trouble and ran just as fast as his coach could carry him away. Being invisible to most people had never really been an issue for Miss Sophia Fry. Acting the mouse that she was often compared to, Sophia was present for more conversations than most realized. Letting things pass without comment or action from her was how she survived the loss of both parents and being shuffled from one relative to another, until she heard a plan that she just couldn't sit by and let happen. Stepping in was not her way, Sophia knew she would pay the price for it, but if she didn't, Vincent Hunt would.
Book 2..... For me, one of the best parts of a series like this is "getting to know" the characters. Mary Balogh has such great characters that I really want to know them all better. This story was a bit slow going at times. The emotions that each part of the story created flowed together with bits of humor and so much great description that I could "see" the house and gowns as well as the emotion that they all were feeling (the main character was blind so the descriptions were for him as well as the reader). The Survivors Club is a series that I hope will continue through out the rest of the group. Thanks to LibraryThing, I got a advance copy of this story, I plan to read the rest of this series, no matter how I get the book. (less)
After the first few months of business, Jo Marie Rose was looking forward to her newest guests and a scheduled open house. Even though she really want...moreAfter the first few months of business, Jo Marie Rose was looking forward to her newest guests and a scheduled open house. Even though she really wanted her rose garden done, she was still able to admit how much of a help Mark Taylor, her handyman, had been to her. Meeting all of the guests at her Bed and Breakfast, Jo Marie quickly realized there was more to the trip than just a vacation for Mary Smith. Ever since her cancer diagnosis, the career driven Mary had a few regrets to work through, George Hudson was just one of them she wanted to take care of while there. The rest of the guests were together, they all arrived in Cedar Cove to celebrate the fiftieth Anniversary of Julie and Kent Shivers. There was obvious tension between the couple as well as between their granddaughter Annie Newton and their long time friend Oliver Sutton. Getting through Jo Marie's weekend was complicated by the Open House, Mark's broken leg, and the news she received about her husband Paul. The hope that the Inn would be a place of healing may be the only thing to get her through it all.
Book 2..... Debbie Macomber does it again. Not only are there a lot of characters mixed in this story, but she tosses in a couple from the last book as well. Keeping them all straight should have been difficult with so many, but Macomber's writing creates such great characters that it was never hard to follow right along. I love that the last chapter gave an "update" of the previous guests of Rose Harbor Inn. So glad I was able to get this through LibraryThing early reviewer program - Thanks. I always say this, but I am eager to see that next in this series and hope that it is not a long wait for book 3 of the Rose Harbor Inn collection. (less)
For a die hard FBI agent and former Navy SEAL, striking a deal and working with a known fugitive was going to stretch Special Agent Kate O'Hare way ou...moreFor a die hard FBI agent and former Navy SEAL, striking a deal and working with a known fugitive was going to stretch Special Agent Kate O'Hare way out side of her comfort zones. Having the talent to get what he wanted make Nicolas (Nick) Fox the perfect man to help do what the FBI and other law enforcement agencies where not allowed to do, get some of the most elusive and wealthy embezzlers.
Book 1..... What a set up for a multiple book series. The concept leaves room for unlimited books, the combination of Janet Evanovich (writer of the Stephanie Plum series) and Lee Goldberg (writer of the Monk series) seems to lend to a interesting and detailed Con game full of interesting characters (that I hope they will bring together again) and fun international travel. (less)
Seeing the title in LibraryThing Early Reviewer list, gave me hope for getting some good techniques and tips for helping my young daughter to read bet...moreSeeing the title in LibraryThing Early Reviewer list, gave me hope for getting some good techniques and tips for helping my young daughter to read better. Reading this book, I found a lot of good information on the how and the whys of some of her difficulties. A few strategies to help her overcome obstacles of reading and building her reading confidence.
I typically don't read fiction books, but I enjoy reading and wanted my kids too as well. Maybe my expectations were just a bit to high for this book though, I wanted more in the way of tips. While the information on the how's and why's of reading difficulties was interesting, I still didn't really learn many new helpful strategies that we will be able to use to help her. I hope the few things I did get will be enough to help her a little bit. (less)
After years of working so hard to make her career what she wanted it to be, sacrificing a marriage, friends, and a family, Libby Morgan was almost the...moreAfter years of working so hard to make her career what she wanted it to be, sacrificing a marriage, friends, and a family, Libby Morgan was almost there and then she was laid off. Thinking that a new position would come along quickly for her, she was startled when after months she was still unemployed. Looking for something to occupy her time, she stumbled on to volunteering at the hospital which also let her to The Shop on Blossom Street - The Good Yarn.
Book 9..... Another wonderful addition to the Blossom Street series. I always like the way Debbie Macomber finds a way to incorporate past characters into the new books. Once again, there is a gentle romance as well as a friendship story. Thanks to LibraryThing for the Early Reviewer copy. I have enjoyed DM's books and will continue to do so for as long as possible. I hope to read others of her seires' as well as seeing more of the Blossom Street ladies. (less)
For Gladie Burger, trouble just seemed to follow her around. As she is trying to do her best for her Grandma Zelda and help out around the house and t...moreFor Gladie Burger, trouble just seemed to follow her around. As she is trying to do her best for her Grandma Zelda and help out around the house and the Matchmaking business, all Gladie finds are mini disasters and confusing situations. Figuring out what is important, what is really happening in the neighborhood and who to believe keeps her and her household in the drama of the neighborhood.
Book 1 ..... The story line of this book reminds me a little bit of Janet Evanovich or Heather Weber with the clumsy heroine and the mystery to solve. The writing style did not flow as well, the transitions were a bit off somehow. Most of the story was fun and flirty. I was glad to have received this as an early reviewer from LibraryThing. I will still probably read the next in the series (Matchpoint, due out in July 2013).(less)